Will and Zarar question the level of Carmelo Anthony’s love for Olympic gold, ponder the “fourth big”, discuss Kyle Lowry’s new deal, and wonder if Jonas Valanciunas’ Olympics will impact his NBA season (spolier alert: it won’t).
"The Rapcast" has been a staple of Raptors Republic for years. Raptors Republic runs four podcasts.
- Raptors Weekly: Airs every Monday and hosted by Zarar Siddiqi, RW covers the week that was and what's ahead.
- Raptors Weekly Extra: Airs every Friday featuring Blake Murphy and William Lou, RWX takes a broader perspective of events including insights from Blake who covers the Raptors like none other.
- Talking Raptors: Airs mid-week during the season and hosted by Barry Taylor and Nick Reynoldson, TR is the best Raptors culture podcast on the planet.
- The Doctor Is In: Airs occasionally before the All-Star break and hosted by Steve Gennaro, episodes ramp up as the draft gets relevant. Features the Worldwide Roundtable and focuses on college basketball.
We talk more Olympic ball and take a quick ride on a hypothetical treadmill.
Can the three Raptors and Canadian women show out?
Tim Chisholm swings by the podcast to talk the Raptors summer and pay homage to the freshly-promoted, Jerry Stackhouse.
Zarar and Sam fulfill the obligations of the weekly podcast. No more, no less.
Blake joins Zarar to talk about what he saw in Las Vegas Summer League. We talk Jared Sullinger taking a cut, Luis Scola exiting stage left and straight to Brooklyn, trade chips, and also find a way to mention Chase Budinger.
Andrew and Zarar check in on what’s left of free agency, scope out summer league, peek in on Canada’s attempts at qualifying for the Olympics, and discuss the East’s top-heavy resurgence.
Will, Shyam and Zarar travel across a world where Mike Conley’s making more than Michael Jordan, DeRozan gives us a discount and still comes away with $29 million.
Free agency is hard to predict, so we mostly dream big on “Yak & Siak.”
It’s back-to-back-to-back takes from RR’s draft crew of Steve Gennaro, Tamberlyn Richardson, and Blake Murphy on the Raptors selection of Jakob Poeltl and Pascal Siakam in the 2016 NBA draft.
Raptors Weekly Extra
Teeing up the NBA Draft with Ridiculous Upside.
Blake is joined by a guest in Cleveland. It’s a bit of a mess.
William Lou flies solo on a Saturday to break down Game 3. Follow @raptorsrepublicFollow @BlakeMurphyODC
Take lots with alcohol.
One win away from franchise history. But there will be no counting chips at the table here.
Kyle Lowry is once again over everything.
For the first time ever, RR previews a second-round series.
We can’t purport to know what’s in the Raptors’ hearts. We can only give ours.
Blake and Will recorded a podcast live at Tallboys with the Raptors HQ crew.
Blake and Will discuss the Raptors’ first-round playoff series with help from a friend.
Happy Jared Sullinger Month.
Incredible highs and demoralizing lows. What a blessed and at the same time, seemingly cursed roller coaster this Eastern Conference Finals has been for the Toronto Raptors.
Absolutely unbelievable. We are here folks. After an emotional roller coster ride through two rounds, Nick and Barry finally get together for an episode they never really thought they’d record.
Nick and Barry cannot believe they live in a time where Cisqo’s an NBA player, and that he gets to guard Kyle Lowry in the playoffs.
With the Raptors threatening to take first place in the conference, Nick and Barry sit down to discuss what’s been going on with the team, the league and the fans.
It’s time for the much anticipated All Handsome team announcements. Nick and Barry are back after a brief hiatus (sorry, the universe is conspiring against our schedules) to bring you their favourite episode of the year.
On this episode of Talking Raptors, Nick and Barry assemble their thoughts in a somewhat coherent manner and attempt to convey what a happy time it is to be a Toronto Raptor fan.
Nick and Barry welcome James Keast from Exclaim! Magazine to recap the events of All Star Weekend.
This team has been impressive for the last little while and the positive play is putting smiles on peoples faces. A very happy Nick and Barry return this week with a brand new episode breaking down how happy our beloved Raptors are making them.
As the Raps grab a quick win overseas, Nick and Barry got the chance to sit down with Peter Stauskas. Older brother to Sixer’s Guard Nik Stauskas. Peter’s a great dude, and the guys sit down and chat about his life, basketball, his brother, Kobe and so much more. Big thanks to Peter! Hope you guys… Read more »
The Doctor Is In
PhDsteve is back. In a one time special- it’s the annual World Wide roundtable podcast on ESPN TrueHoop Raptorsrepublic.com
It’s the return of The Doctor is In with Phdsteve, I have called in the boys from the world wide roundtable to talk Raptors basketball!
The Doctor’s crew give their take on what the Raptors should be doing tonight. Have a listen, and stay tuned to RR for any Raptors-related developments.
Steve and his brother Mike talk NBA Finals, LeBron’s legacy, Tristan Thompson, free agents, the positive of the Raptors roster as-is, and assistant coaches. And in all cases, it’s happy and light. Follow @raptorsrepublicFollow @_sgennaro
The crew take on the DeMar DeRozan trade talk head-on by weighing in on the man that everyone loves to love, but wouldn’t hate losing. Follow @raptorsrepublicFollow @_sgennaro
The Doctor and the crew present the live mock draft and welcome newcomer Dave Hendrick. Follow @raptorsrepublicFollow @_sgennaro
This week on The Doctor is In with Phdsteve, we continue our draft coverage with the introduction of our Raptorscentric big board.
We branch out to explore the marketplace and play a game that really can help divert you away from hours of real work! It’s called 6 Degrees of Separation: How to get out of the 1st round.
This week on a special PLAYOFF PREVIEW edition of The Doctor is In with Phdsteve, we have made an emergency roster substation. Greg Mason isout and Wizards afficionado Kyle Weidie is in. Kyle is the lead writer and editor at the Washington Wizards ESPN TrueHoop site truthaboutit.net.
The gang gets together and talks Raptors, and since it’s almost that time of the year, the draft. Follow @raptorsrepublicFollow @_sgennaro